MMus, BMus (Perf), AMusA, LMusA
A fully accredited teacher of the Music Teachers’ Association (NSW)
Ms Hana J Ahn is a concert pianist and music educator with over 25 years of experience in teaching piano and music theory. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Music (Performance) under Associate Professor Gerard Willems AM at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Hana completed her Master of Music at University of New South Wales with Dr Christine Logan. She also completed AMusA and LMusA in pianoforte.
As a concert pianist, Hana has given numerous solo recitals, solo concertos, two pianos and chamber music concerts at national and international venues, including Tokyo Art Space, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall. She has also performed for SBS Radio and 2MBS-FM radio on multiple occasions and was regularly involved in official events organised by Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Sydney.
Hana began her music educator career in 1992 and has worked at Tara Anglican School for Girls, the King's School, Hunters Hill High School and Ryde Secondary College as a piano tutor, an accompanist, and an adjudicator. She joined the University of New South Wales in 2005 as a piano tutor. Hana is particularly well regarded for her teaching ability to develop musical excellence in her students by integrating the technical and theoretical fundamentals with the enjoyment of music. Her unceasing passion and exceptional skills in teaching have contributed to her students' outstanding results in AMEB, HSC music and eisteddfods. Furthermore, Hana has successfully helped many students to start their career as professional musicians through the acceptance of music scholarships at prestigious schools, entrance into music performance/music education courses at universities including Sydney Conservatorium of Music and University of New South Wales, as well as winning national and international piano competitions.
Currently, Hana thoroughly enjoys teaching at her busy music studio and providing master classes and adjudication at schools, while fostering the next generation of Australian musicians.